Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Whooping It Up

This weekend reminded me of why I love my job. Becky, Loren and I led our Waterfall Hike with 15 hardy souls in tow. We had decided to take the longer "Primitive Trail" so that we could see the maximum number of waterfalls. If you haven't been there, the Primitive Trail is pretty challenging.

I loved seeing folks in the early stages of the trip clambering up and down banks, walking through streams and climbing the steep hills. After a couple of hours, everyone was getting a little quiet - probably worrying a little about making it through the whole trail.

We finally stopped for lunch and I could see that they were pulling together as a group and starting to enjoy themselves.

By the time we reached the 3rd to last waterfall, people were whooping it up, laughing and having fun under the waterfall. We splashed and played like kids and had the time of our lives.

I have to say - this is what it's all about. Everyone that attended the trip - thank you. You made my week. Maybe my month. For everyone that's thinking of coming on a Pack and Paddle trip, we're looking forward to whooping it up with you!